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PluXml Stored XSS (CVE-2021-38603)
cve-2021 | Level: Easy | Total Lab Runs: 0 | Premium Lab |
What is PluXml?
As stated on its website, PluXml is a blog / CMS. It uses XML instead of an SQL database to store its data. It is a highly customizable and high-performant CMS.
Note: The image is taken for the translated version of the website to make it more accessible to the non-French speaking audience.
What is CVE-2021-38603?
PluXML 5.8.7 allows core/admin/profil.php stored XSS via the Information field.
The base score assigned to this XSS vulnerability is 4.8 (MEDIUM).
In this lab environment, the user is going to get access to a Kali GUI instance. A vulnerable instance of the PluXml CMS is hosted on the target server. It can be accessed using the tools installed on Kali at http://demo.ine.local.
Objective: Leverage the stored XSS vulnerability in the information field of the profile page of PluXml CMS using the credentials of the admin user provided below.
Use the following credentials to access PluXml's admin panel:
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Once you start the lab, you will have access to a root terminal of a Kali instance
Your Kali has an interface with IP address 192.X.Y.Z. Run "ip addr" to know the values of X and Y.
The target server should be located at the IP address 192.X.Y.3. It can be accessed using the hostname demo.ine.local.
Do not attack the gateway located at IP address 192.X.Y.1
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